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KTE320E - Environmental and Climate Change Economics

THÔNG BÁO

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  1. Course Objectives 

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

- understand and apply key economic concepts and tools of environmental economics (CLO1)

- demonstrate how these concepts and tools can be used to analyze key environmental problems, such as climate change (CLO2)

- apply critical economic thinking analysis to formulate efficient and inclusive policy solutions to real world environmental problems, such as climate change. (CLO3)

Course Prerequisites

ECON 202 or ECON 240

TEXT/Course Material

The suggested textbook for this course is:

Barry C. Field and Martha K. Field. 2021. Environmental Economics: An Introduction, 8th ed., McGraw Hill, New York https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/1260243060.html

Additional readings on climate change and environmental economics will also be assigned on occasion.

Course Website

Canvas is our class website: http://info.canvas.colostate.edu.

  • Login using your Colorado State University eID and password
  • Under Course List, use the course title and section to find the class website.
  • Note: all email correspondence will be through your CSU rams email address.
  • Grades, presentations and additional reading will be posted on Canvas.

Instructional Methodology and Delivery

Class will be composed of lecture (might include power-points, worksheets, videos, news articles, etc.), group discussion, homework assignments, papers, group work, and student presentations. You are expected to read the assigned readings each day and participate in the group discussions held.

 

Participation/Behavioral Expectations

TBD 

 

Diversity and Inclusion 

The Mission, Vision, and Focus webpage of the Vice President for Diversity includes a comprehensive statement of CSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Course Policies (late assignments, make-up exams, etc.) 

 

TBD

GRADING POLICY

 

CSU does not use grades of C-, D+, or D-.

Grade

Range

A+

100% to 96.67%

A

<96.67% to 93.33%

A-

<93.33% to 90.0%

B+

<90.0% to 86.67%

B

<86.67% to 83.33%

B-

<83.33% to 80.0%

C+

<80.0% to 76.67%

C

<76.67% to 70.0%

D

<70.0% to 60.0%

F

<60.0% to 0.0%

 

As a student enrolled in this course, one of your responsibilities is to submit course work by the due dates listed in Canvas. With that said, I take my role as your instructor very seriously, and, in fact, I care about how well you do in this course and that you have a satisfying, rewarding experience. 

To that end, it is my commitment to you to respond individually to the work you submit in this class and to return your work in a timely manner. Smaller, weekly assignments and quizzes will be returned within 72 hours and major assignments, exams, and essays will be returned within 1 week. (If, however, due to unforeseeable circumstances, the grading of your work takes longer than the times I have listed here, I will keep you informed of my progress and make every effort to return your work with feedback as soon as I can.)  Again, I will make every effort to return work to you as soon as possible.

 

Class Participation 

This course is designed to engage students through class discussions on the topics covered in the course materials, lectures and student presentations.  It is important that all students participate in class discussions, lectures and presentations to facilitate learning by other students and gain exposure to different viewpoints of other students in the class.  It is therefore necessary to participate throughout the week in the classes and read the required readings for the week prior to class.

Course Assignments

Assignment percent of grade

Homework assignments 20 

Participation in class 10

group projects and presentations 30

exams 40

100

 

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENTS

TBD

Course Topics

weekly schedule

Weeks 1-2 Introduction to the course

Review of Demand, supply and efficient allocation

 

Weeks 3-4 Why do markets fail to account for environmental damages?

  • The example of global warming

Weeks 5-6 Market failures: externalities and public goods

  • Local versus global

Weeks 7-8 Policy failures: Why do policies fail to correct for environmental damages?

  • The example of global warming

Weeks 9-10 Valuing environmental costs and benefits

  • Present value
  • Local versus global damages from global warming

Weeks 11-12 Policy Options:

  • Market-based instruments 
  • Regulations
  • Voluntary measures

Weeks 13-14 Managing transboundary (international) environmental problems - focus on global warming and climate action:

  • Local and national climate policy
  • Global climate policy
  • Environmental justice and distribution

 

Week 15 Student presentations

 

Week 16 Final exam

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